Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Gay Heritage Project

An important piece of contemporary queer theatre, from three of Canada's most gifted performers.

Hedda Gabler & Sirens: Elektra in Bosnia

Two Plays

Two plays from the leading Canadian playwright.

The List

The riveting story of a woman haunted by internal regret when she fails to critically prioritise her world

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Paradise Lost

A wickedly smart and funny feminist retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the first battle between good and evil, by a leading Canadian playwright.

Princess & The Hustler

A play about a cheeky 10-year-old with a plan to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest, against the backdrop of Black British Civil Rights marches in 1960s Bristol.

Cougar

A startling play about what – and who – we consume.

Plays from VAULT 4

Seven new plays from VAULT Festival

An anthology of seven of the best plays from VAULT Festival 2019, London's biggest and most exciting arts festival.

You Stupid Darkness!

An urgent play about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a world falling apart.

soft animals

A tender and unflinching story about motherhood, self-destruction and the way women help each other heal.

Thrown

A child-psychologist attempts to record what she's spent her whole life trying to forget, as the memories of former patients collide with her own.

Open

A frank, refreshing romance that draws on interviews, conversation and private correspondence to explore the authors' real-life open marriage.

Inside Voices

A blend of dark comedy and magic realism in a subversive portrayal of three Singaporean Muslim women challenging the bounds of freedom, feminism and faith in a place that isn't home.

Alcatraz

A thrilling play about family and social care that follows 11-year-old Sandy on her daring, Christmas mission to emulate Clint Eastwood and bust her gran out of lock-up.

3 Billion Seconds

A hilarious, macabre love story about a pregnant couple of activists attempting to offset the carbon footprint of their unborn baby's life.

JERICHO

An off-kilter, high-energy, form-pushing play about what pro-wrestling and politics have in common.

A Hundred Words for Snow

A play about a teenage girl's solo journey to the North Pole with her father's ashes.

Superhoe

A play about a twenty-something who spends all her time on social media while dreaming of becoming a success.

Distant Early Warning

A short play set in 2053 in what was once Greenland.

Published in volume A Hundred Words for Snow